Story Hour photo from Wednesday, September 28, taken at Linesville Public Library, in which the theme was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Those attending the pre-school story hour made the oatmeal container caterpillars [center of the table] and had several stories read to them about Fall and caterpillars. More library details on page 12.
The Conneaut School District, with kudos to Business Manager Greg Mayle, has won a great honor - the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for 2016–2017.
It’s quite an accomplishment to receive the award in your first year of participation, according to ASBO International who noted, “It is the consensus of the Review Team to award the Meritorious Budget Award to Conneaut School District.
The District’s budget document contains excellent spreadsheets, charts and graphs to help the reader fully grasp the data presented. The document provides excellent information to allow the non-financial reader to understand the budgeting process used by the District. This award demonstrates the District’s hard work and commitment to fiscal transparency, the District is to be complemented for compiling such a detailed document for its first submission.”
Among other comments in announcing the award were -
Read more in this weeks issue.
For additional details about School budget presentation wins meritorious award, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, October 3, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.
- Sadsbury, Conneautville meeting reports! Inside!
- Auctions being held! Much to sell! Page 21!
- Sadsbury meeting held! Page 5!
School’s third day enrollments drop
Written by David Schaef
Conneaut School District third day enrollment numbers dropped 35 students from a year ago, according to recently released figures.
This year’s enrollment numbers show the third day numbers as follows - Conneaut Lake Elementary K - 4 has 335 total students while Conneaut Valley Elementary has 348 for a total of 683. Last year’s figures were Lake 352 and Valley 359, a drop from 728, a difference of 65 students in the elementary schools.
In the middle schools, Lake Middle third day figures had 352 students in grades 5 - 8, while Valley had 273 for a total of 625. Last year the middle school figures were Lake 355, Valley 281, for a total of 636, a drop of 11 students.
At the Senior High, third day numbers for grades 9 - 12 showed 715 students while last year’s numbers showed 711, thus a gain of 4.
Overall third day numbers show 2,023 students in the schools, that down from 2,058 from a year ago, a drop of 35 students.
Discussion rules roost at CV council meeting
Written by LISA HOUSERMAN
During the September meeting of Conneautville Borough Council, a resident in attendance approached council with advice about conducting the meetings.
He said that he had been attending the meetings for the past 6 months and had some observations and recommendations that might aid in the meetings flowing in a better manner. One idea was to record them so that secretary Joyce McMillin would be able to take a more active part in the actual discussions, rather than focusing solely on note taking.
In doing so, he praised her for knowing what is going on in the borough and basically being very knowledgeable about the inner workings of all things Conneautville. He continued by stating that there are a lot of things that are discussed every month that do not appear in the minutes. After saying that, he acknowledged that it would be pretty much impossible to include everything in said minutes, hence his idea for tape recording the meetings.
He gave an example of the things that should appear in the minutes by saying that when the solicitor goes over the details about a particular situation, law, etc., those are the kinds of things that should appear in minutes.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- Conneaut Lake Boro Council works on beach updates!
- Auction being held! Much to sell! Page 21!
- Book signing planned at Pumpkin Fest! Page 2!
SAVE THE DATE - Picture above is of the President of CLABA, Bob Disko, and Secretary, Doris Henderson with one of the two pumpkins being dropped on junk yard vehicles at the Fall Pumpkin Fest in Conneaut Lake Park being held October 14, 15,`16. The times for the drops will be Saturday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m.. CLABA is the organization that sponsors the Fall Pumpkin Fest. This will be the 26th year for Pumpkin Fest.